Welcome to the memorial page for

Daniel Phillip Purcell

June 11, 1937 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 80)

Daniel Phillip Purcell, 80, a lifelong Connersville resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond surrounded by his family. 

Daniel was born on June 11, 1937 in Connersville. Dan was one of five children of James Joseph Purcell and Ella Loraina Tanksley Purcell.

Daniel married Myrna J. Purcell Wingate on December 23, 1954.  Dan and Myrna remained married until 1982.  Dan then married Patricia Morken until her passing in 2001.  In 2002, Dan and Myrna were re-married on July 11, 2002 and Mrs. Purcell survives.

Dan worked at various factories in Connersville until he an Myrna purchased the old Ervin’s Restauraunt, where Well’s Hardware is now, and started Purcells Catering.  Dan operated the mobile catering business for 37 years.  Dan enjoyed playing golf, fishing, attending family get-togethers, and watching squirrels play in his yard.  Dan loved his pets.

Survivors include his wife, Myrna Purcell; three children, Leah (Robert) Kolacki of Muncie, Indiana, Stephanie L. Purcell and James Wade Purcell, both of Connersville; three grandchildren, Holly D. Bowen, David L. Bowen, Wesley Grant; a great-granddaughter, Zoie Bowen; two sisters, Gloria (Terry) Isham of Ormond Beach, Florida, Jennifer (Stanley) Sparks of Richmond, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Daniel is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Nilah Stevens and Cindy Caldwell.

In honor of Daniel’s wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association and Fayette County Animal Shelter. Online condolences can be made anytime at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Fayette County Humane Society
2204 Grand Ave. Connersville, IN 47331,

Alquina United Methodist Church
4436 East Alquina Road, Connersville IN 47331

 Service Information

Private Services

Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home
1704 Grand Ave
Connersville, IN 47331

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